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Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America / Edition 1

Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America / Edition 1

by Kathryn Sikkink
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801474194
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 10/16/2007
Series: A Century Foundation Book
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kathryn Sikkink is the Arleen C. Carlson Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Ideas and Institutions: Developmentalism in Brazil and Argentina and coauthor with Margaret E. Keck of Activists beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics, also from Cornell, winner of the 1999 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.

Table of Contents

Part IThe Origins of Human Rights Policies
1Introduction to the Origins of Human Rights Policies3
2The Idea of Internationally Recognized Human Rights23
3The Reemergence of Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy in the 1970s48
Part IIEffectiveness of Human Rights Policies
4Introduction to the Effectiveness of Human Rights Policies79
5U.S. Human Rights Policy during the Nixon and Ford Administrations106
6The Carter Administration and Human Rights Policy toward Latin America121
7The Reagan Administration and Human Rights Policy toward Latin America148
8Institutionalizing Human Rights Policy toward Latin America during the George H. W. Bush and Clinton Years181
9Conclusion: The Lessons of Human Rights Policies208

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